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Storage and Data Protection News for the Week of February 23: Updates from Clumio, Constellation Research, Hitachi Vantura, and More

Solutions Review editors curated this list of the most noteworthy storage and data protection news items for the week of February 23, 2024.

Keeping tabs on all the most relevant storage and data protection news can be a time-consuming task. As a result, our editorial team aims to provide a summary of the top headlines from the last week in this space. Solutions Review editors will curate vendor product news, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital funding, talent acquisition, and other noteworthy storage and data protection news items.

Top Storage and Data Protection News for the Week of February 23, 2024

Clumio Announces $75M Series D and 4X YoY growth in ARR

Clumio—a data backup and recovery for public cloud solution provider—announced that it has secured $75M in a Series D funding round led by Sutter Hill Ventures and participation from existing investors Index Ventures and Altimeter Capital alongside new investor NewView Capital. The investment will be used to accelerate the company’s innovation and go-to-market in radically simplifying backup and recovery for public cloud customers. Clumio has now raised a total of $261 million.

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Constellation Research Releases its 2024 ShortList for Backup and Recovery

The report from Chirag Mehta spotlighted 7 Backup and Recovery solutions that companies should be paying attention to. These include Acronis, Cohesity, Dell, Druva, Rubrik, Veeam, Veritas. Constellation evaluated over forty solutions in the Backup and Recovery marketplace and selected these companies based on market share, internal research, client inquiries, customer references, partner conversations, and more.

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Console & Associates, P.C.: American Vision Partners Reports Data Breach Exposing SSNs and Medical Information of 2.3 Million

Approximately 2.3 million eye care patients are being notified that their Social Security numbers and other confidential information were compromised when hackers orchestrated a cyber-attack against Medical Management Resource Group, L.L.C. d/b/a/ American Vision Partners (“American Vision Partners” or “MMRG”). The data breach lawyers at Console & Associates, P.C. are investigating claims on behalf of anyone affected by the American Vision Partners breach, hoping to fully inform them of the risks they face in the wake of the breach and their legal rights.

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Exterro Launches New Data Retention Solution to Enable Defensible Global Data Retention Schedules and Minimize Data Risk

Exterro, a data risk management software company, announced the launch of its updated Exterro Data Retention, the world’s most trusted solution for developing defensible global data retention schedules. With Exterro Data Retention, enterprises can streamline the implementation and maintenance of retention schedules across the entire organization, providing a clear audit trail and enabling users to easily communicate the retention schedule and its requirements to internal and external stakeholders.

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Hitachi Vantara Names Ayman Abouelwafa as New Chief Technology Officer

Hitachi Vantara—a data storage, infrastructure, and hybrid cloud management subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd.—announced that Ayman Abouelwafa has joined the company as its new chief technology officer (CTO), effective immediately. In this role, Abouelwafa will be responsible for identifying and evaluating emerging technologies and executing a forward-looking roadmap that aligns with the business strategy. Abouelwafa reports directly to Sheila Rohra, Hitachi Vantara’s chief executive officer, and will serve on the company’s executive committee.

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Kyndryl and Veeam Announce Global Strategic Alliance to Deliver Comprehensive Cyber Resiliency

Kyndryl, one of the world’s largest technology infrastructure services provider, and Veeam Software, a Data Replication and Protection Software provider, announced a global strategic alliance focused on providing customers with resiliency services supported by innovative technology, expert infrastructure management, and incident recovery services. Under the alliance, Kyndryl will now be a Veeam Accredited Service Partner (VASP).

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